Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) owns and operates Memphis International Airport (MEM), as well as two general aviation airports, General DeWitt Spain airport near downtown and Charles W. Baker airport in Millington. MSCAA is responsible for the operation and maintenance of runways and airport buildings and facilities. The Memphis Airport Police Department is also part of MSCAA. The Airport Authority is self-funded and receives no local tax revenue. MSCAA’s annual budget is approximately $118 million. 

There are approximately 300 full-time and 35 short-term employees of MSCAA. 

MSCAA is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Five are appointed by the Mayor of Memphis and two are appointed by the Shelby County Mayor. All MSCAA board member nominations must be approved by the Memphis City Council, and the commissioners serve seven-year terms.  

Board of Commissioners

Pace Cooper, Chair

Darrell Thomas, Vice Chair

Keri Wright, Secretary

Michael Keeney

Pam Clary

James (Jim) Keras

Jack Sammons

Staff Leadership

Scott A Brockman, A.A.E. – President and Chief Executive Officer

Forrest B. Artz, C.P.A. – Vice President of Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer

Terry S. Blue, A.A.E. – Vice President of Operations

Christy L. Kinard – General Counsel

Nathan Luce P.E. – Director of Procurement

Phil E. Florey – Director of Maintenance

Jeffrey W. Hanley – Director of Finance

James A. Hay II – Director of Development

J. Jarrett Morgan, CISSP, PMP – Director of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

Glen Thomas – Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications/Public Information Officer

Thomas E. Wallace, A.A.E. – Director of Operations and Public Safety

Janice Avery-Walthall, C.C.P. - Director of Human Resources

Angela M. Washington, M.S.M. – Director of Properties

Jerry Brandon – Chief of Public Safety

Michael Fulton – Government Affairs Director

Chip Gentry – Air Service Research and Development Manager

Janet Lansky Shipman – Associate Airport Counsel

Joe Claiborne – Senior Manager of Business Diversity Development

Julie Stewart, P.H.R. – Senior Manager of Human Resources



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